Life and Letters To-Day, Summer 1937
includes the first UK appearance of Franz Kafka's short story First Grief
Vol 16, No 8, card covers. 24.5 × 17.5cm, 196pp.
This is the Summer 1937 issue of Life and Letters and contains the first UK printing of the Franz Kafka short story, First Grief (translated by Lilian F Turner), a 3pp story about a trapeze artist who doesn't want to leave his perch which was originally written in 1921/22. This issue also contains Thomas Mann on Spain, other short stories and poetry, and reviews including George Orwell's The Road to Wigan Pier and Virginia Woolf's The Years.
A good copy, with the usual wear to the edges associated with journals of this age. The inner binding is intact and the pages are clean, is a little tanned and with a few small curls to the corners.